Afaf Konja of South-South News covered the UN Press Conference for the IYC Closing Ceremony held on 20 November 2012 at the Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, UN Headquarters in New York. Speakers on the press conference include Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance; Mr. Vincent Lokin, Executive Director, Cooperative Banking and Sustainability at Rabobank; Ms. Monique Leroux, Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group; and Ms. Marcela Villareal, Acting Director, Office for Communications, Partnership and Advocacy, FAO.
Dame Pauline Green, the President of the International Co-operative Alliance, the global body representing cooperatives -declared a new era open for co-operatives -during Tuesday’s press conference at UN Headquarters where experts also representing cooperative partnerships raised public awareness on the positive impacts cooperatives are showing around the world.
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Source: South-South News webpage.